Act on the Supreme Court after the Senate’s amendments: Poland closer to RRF funds?

  • Maciej Taborowski

The Polish Senate has adopted an amendment to the Supreme Court Act with amendments to bring Poland closer to meeting the judicial ‘milestones’ and receiving funds in line with the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP). Although those amendments went in the desired direction, on the 8.02.2023 the Sejm reversed them all. Poland thus still faces not only the risk that it will not fulfill the ‘milestones’ but also new proceedings before the CJEU and financial penalties regarding the solutions to the judicial system. In addition, an action is pending before the General Court of the European Union, which may result in the invalidation of the whole of the Polish NRRP.